sheepdog

or sheep dog

[ sheep-dawg, -dog ]
/ ˈʃipˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg /
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noun

a dog trained to herd and guard sheep.

Nearby words

  1. sheep-dog,
  2. sheep-shank,
  3. sheepback rock,
  4. sheepberry,
  5. sheepcote,
  6. sheepdog trial,
  7. sheepfold,
  8. sheephead,
  9. sheepherder,
  10. sheepish

Origin of sheepdog

First recorded in 1765–75; sheep + dog

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British Dictionary definitions for sheepdog

sheepdog

/ (ˈʃiːpˌdɒɡ) /

noun

Also called: shepherd dog a dog used for herding sheepSee Border collie
any of various breeds of dog reared originally for herding sheepSee Old English sheepdog, Shetland sheepdog
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